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April 20, 2009
Nightmares and night terrors are usually associated with the dreams causing the feelings of extreme anxiety, distress or terror, making the sleeper wake up in fear and unable to go back to sleep again for a long period of time. Stresses and conflicts, psychological pressure and anxiety, illnesses and side-effects of taking certain medicines, excessive violence in modern mass media and other various conditions are among the most common reasons of experiencing nightmares and restless dreams.
Unfortunately, a lot of young children and teenagers also suffer from nightmares that frequently brings to many traumatic and harmful effects, such as developing psychological and mental disorders, increased heart rate, excessive sweating, problems with memory, extreme sensitivity and permanent confusion, problems in personal and social development, and so on. That is why it is extremely important to learn how to reduce negative effects of nightmares, and herbal remedies can be very helpful for all children and adults who need to improve the quality of sleep.
In traditional Oriental medicine night terrors and nightmares were strictly linked to heart imbalances. Tired of the problems and stresses, our heart experiences a sort of overheat, which can rise up to our head and disturb our mind causing nightmares and bad dreams. Natural remedies for prevention and management of nightmares and night terrors include various herbal tinctures, solutions and pills, as well as essential oils aiding to create a feeling of calm, comfort and relaxation, as well as promote long term sleep.
It is possible to use sedative properties of Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Valerian root (Valeriana Officinalis), Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis), Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata) and St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) to relieve nervous restlessness, improve sleep and get rid of irritability, restlessness and nightmares. Siberian Ginseng can not only be useful for fatigue and stress related problems, but also can normalize your immune system, fix your hormonal imbalances and have excellent rejuvenating effects. Besides, using essential oils for aromatherapy can help achieve perfect relaxing and calming effects. Finally, it is important to create a good environment for restful and long term night’s sleep.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.